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brown

1. any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620--585 nanometres
2. brown cloth or clothing
3. any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc., such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
4. of the colour brown

Brown

1. Sir Arthur Whitten . 1886--1948, British aviator who with J W Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2. Ford Madox. 1821--93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3. George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914--85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960--70); foreign secretary 1966--68
4. George Mackay. 1921--96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
5. (James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997
6. Herbert Charles. born 1912, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7. James. born 1933, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8. John. 1800--59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9. Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716--83, British landscape gardener
10. Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11. Robert. 1773--1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids
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brown

symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Brown

(dreams)
Brown is not the most cheerful color in the spectrum. It is a very serious color that is associated with the earth, dirt, or soil. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism. The brown in your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their “barest” form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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After the operation her abdomen was bloated with gases and a brownish substance that had a bad smell.
Of the 15 samples, 12 were in the colour range from very light yellow (below N colour) to light yellow (below S colour), and three were graded as light brownish yellow (below S colour).
Thorax: Patagium pale brownish gray; tegula dark brown; mesonotum white, sparsely peppered with dark brown spots on anterior half, dark brownish gray on posterior half.
C1--transitional to mother rock, 98-143/45 cm; brownish with ginger or yellowish shade; unstructured, thin-porous, thick, sticky, clayey; there are dark-grey silty plates; brown clayey-humus cutans that cover the walls of pores; carbonate mycelium is along pores; the transition to the next horizon is very gradual, level; soil effervescence from 113 to 118 cm depth.
A middle-aged woman presented with an asymptomatic large brownish red plaque on the right side of the face, and the right ear lobe which developed from a small papule over a period of ten years.
10 Flagellum yellow or brownish yellow with apical 4 or 5 flagellomeres black, strongly contrasting with other segments (Fig.
Callus found in this composition were brownish in color (89%), loose in texture (100%), non-embryonic (100%) and 60% of the calluses showed root formation [Figure C].
It'll create up to 10 cups of brew at one time without breaking the bank [bar] Stellar Espresso Machine - pounds 99 from www.anothercoffee.co.uk A perfect espresso with perfect crema, that all-important brownish foam that forms on the top of a freshly made coffee
This marker was amplified in bright-orange parents and all orange progeny, but was absent in all of the brownish purple progeny.
COLORATION: Head: Dark brown to fuscous, sides (gena, lora) and clypeus paler brown, buccula pale brownish yellow; eyes brown to reddish brown.
Base of antennae whitish; scape whitish possessing incomplete wide blackish ring; pedicel and flagellum brownish.